Mayor’s Update March 2018
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
Welcome to March! I think we would all agree that we have turned the corner and are heading down the homestretch to the warmer spring months.
A special thanks to DPW Superintendent Jeff Cooper and his department for keeping our roads safe during the numerous winter events we have experienced over the last few months.
I am happy to announce the appointment of Mimi M. Marlor as our new Borough Clerk. Mimi comes to Mendham Borough from Newport, New Jersey (Salem County). She worked as Registered Municipal Clerk and Certified Municipal Registrar for the Township of Pittsgrove, N.J. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Clerk for the City of Northfield.
Mimi brings a new energy level to our clerk’s office. In addition to performing her clerk duties, the Mayor and Council anticipate using Mimi’s skills as a grant writer to coordinate a grant writing program for the Borough. Mimi has successfully raised thousands of dollars for nonprofit entities.
As the face of our borough government, Mimi has demonstrated her commitment to her job by relocating to the Mendham area from South Jersey. This move puts her closer to her family in Southern Connecticut while allowing her to become part of our community. Please feel free to stop by Town Hall to welcome Mimi!
The hiring of Mimi now completes the placement of very qualified personnel into our key administrative management slots. A special thanks to Personnel Chair, Councilwoman Christine Glassner, for the hours of time she has spent to assist all of us in locating the right personnel.
Administrator Joyce Bushman reports that she is working towards completing the Borough’s bid for IT consulting services and has identified a Cyber Risk Management Program which establishes a minimum set of technology proficiency standards while providing reimbursement of up to $7,500 of member’s deductible if compliance with the minimum standards is met at the time of claim.
Chief of Police John Camoia is working on securing lighted interactive pedestrian crossing safety signs for East Main Street and is working with Mendham Township Chief of Police Ross Johnson to evaluate the speed limit along Hardscrabble Road.
It should be noted that the Mayor and Council have passed a resolution to reimburse the open space trust fund for the money which was used from this fund to repair the Mountain Valley Dam which is just about completed.
Borough Engineer Paul Ferriero has been directed by Ms. Bushman to prepare the conceptual subdivision plan. This plan is part of the process to evaluate the value of the Rowe Sheep Farm on East Main Street for the purposes of Farmland Preservation Funding.
In closing, I have recently received several requests from residents asking the administration to remind our dog walkers to please clean up after your dog. Individual residential garbage cans that are at the curb, either before or after collection, should not be used as your own private animal waste disposal. Respect your fellow residents! Pick up after your dog and place the waste in a public receptacle or, better yet, place it in your home receptacle.
Mayor Neil Henry